Adriano Properties (within ‘Cluster One’ of River Park Estate) has been skillfully and carefully designed for residents who desire affordable quality homes in a secure serene environment. Each property is located within a well planned and maintained gated community, with exceptional infrastructure. Our development, along the Abuja Airport Road (near Shoprite Gateway Shopping Mall), is a 13 minute drive to the airport and a 15 minute drive (in the other direction) to Abuja City Centre, thereby providing both convenience for travel, business and pleasure. In 2019, the Honourable Minister of the FCT approved the issue of Certificates of Occupancy to all Adriano Properties within ‘Cluster One’ of River Park Estate.
Dr Adrian Ogun
(Housing, Technology and Corporate Governance Expert)History of Dr Adrian Ogun
Dr. Adrian Ogun, after graduating from The London School of Economics (London University), trained as an auditor with Price Waterhouse Coopers (London office) before practising as a chartered certified accountant with Shell International Petroleum Company (SIPC). After leaving Shell, Dr. Ogun was appointed a Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University specialising in teaching business, finance and ACCA professional accountancy courses.While lecturing Adrian was also employed as a Business Adviser by 'Business Link London' (a British government funded business development agency). Dr Ogun's interest in business development prompted him to develop his own sports management business which, at the turn of the century, merged with Jerome Anderson Management to float as 'Sport Entertainment and Media (SEM) plc' on the London Stock Exchange’s secondary AIMS market for quoted companies - please click the link below http://citywire.co.uk/new-model-adviser/news/stars-in-their-eyes-at-sem/a229150
The client list of SEM had over 100 celebrities which included Lennox Lewis, David Haye, Thierry Henry and John Mikel Obi. Adrian later sold his shareholding in SEM upon his return to Nigeria.
In the United Kingdom, in terms of charitable work, Dr. Adrian was a board director of the Church Urban Fund (patron Queen Elizabeth II) which focused on urban poverty alleviation, and a member of the London Board of the Prince's Youth Business Trust, whose patron is Prince Charles. In terms of voluntary work in Nigeria, Adrian was saddled with a few public responsibilities by the Olusegun Obasanjo presidential administration between 2006 and 2008. He was first appointed as Vice Chairman and then Acting Chairman of the Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute. Then in 2007, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Obi Ezekwesili appointed Adrian as Chairman of a Ministerial Task Force to conduct research into opportunities regarding private sector funding for the Nigerian mining industry. In 2008 Adrian co-founded UraMin Nigeria Ltd with a leading international mining expert called Sir Sam Jonah, KBE.
Adrian ventured into the real estate business after attending the internationally renowned housing finance course at Wharton Business School (Penn University) after which he was prompted to acquire a Masters and Doctorate in Corporate Governance specialising in Housing and Finance from Leeds Beckett University in England.
Adrian co- founded a real estate business in Abuja, Nigeria with Sir Samuel Jonah (the first African to float an African business- Ashanti Goldfields on the New York Stock Exchange). This was with the aim of developing infrastructure (roads, water, sewage and power) for quality housing estates in Nigeria under the Housing for Africa project. In 2012, Adriano Properties partnered with Paul Odili of Paulo Homes Limited to finance and co-develop infrastructure and homes at Cluster One of River Park Estate, Airport Road, Abuja. The project occupies over 400 hectares of land, grouped into five clusters, all of which are being developed simultaneously as River Park Estate.
Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, inaugurate Professor Akin Mabogunje as Chairman of a Presidential Committee to facilitate the development of River Park, which was formerly known as the 'Houses for Africa Mass Housing Project. Professor Mabogunje notes that..."four FCT Ministers, after El-Rufai have subsequently endorsed and signed the addendum to the Development Lease Agreement for the River Park project.”
FCT planning approval for ‘Cluster One’ of River Park (the location of Adriano Properties’ Head Office) was granted in 2012 (and Clusters 2-5 in 2014), building approval from FCT Development Control for Cluster One was granted in 2013 (and clusters 2-5 in 2014/15). Today, River Park boasts over 3000 structures, including a magnificent divisional police station, shopping mall, petrol station, hotel complex, operational nursery/primary schools, an international conference centre and a private members' golf course.
In 2014 Professor Jeff Gold of York University and Leeds Beckett University, UK (the former editor of the International Journal: Action Learning: Research and Practice) co-founded, with Dr Adrian Ogun, the Actionable Knowledge Services Nigeria (sponsored by Adriano Properties). Professor Gold presented inaugural lectures in 2014, on behalf of the Actionable Knowledge Services Nigeria, in London, Lagos and Abuja on Housing Finance, Leadership and Action Learning respectively.
Professor Mike Pedler (left) with Professor Jeff Gold - Chairman of Actionable Knowledge Services Nigeria
Dr. Adrian Ogun with Fmr. Nigeria President Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR
Dr. Adrian Ogun accompanying Lennox Lewis CM, CBE to Buckingham Palace
Dr. Adrian Ogun with Mr Paul Odili Co-founder River Park Estate
Dr. Adrian Ogun with Sir Samuel Esson Jonah Co-founder River Park Estate
Dr. Adrian Ogun with Late Archbishop Robert Runcie & Queen Elizabeth II
Dr. Adrian Ogun with business partner John Lawler
Dr. Adrian Ogun with Nelson Mandela
Dr Adrian Ogun with Muhammad Ali
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- Ade Sotoyinbofrom Nigerian Property Network:
I have been looking at investment properties in Abuja for a while, and I have been doing my research and I found Adriano Properties online. One of the things they really impressed me was the details that have gone into putting the deals together. I am an active investor and I constantly get opportunities, and one of the key things that I have been looking at is seeing opportunities in Nigeria and how to get the best out of it. I want to say that what I have found in Adriano Properties is they have done a bit further than all the other developers. One of the key thing I will say that have impressed me about Adriano Properties is the fact that a lot of efforts have been put to ensure that what you see is what you get. So, there is a lot of details that have been put to ensure that you can do your own personal due diligent your self which is really important to lot of people; the place I can go to check the validity of the land. And they have done a lot of work to making sure I can bank via a UK bank and lots of other stuffs they have put in place.
- Chris Ola https://youtu.be/mAR3-Kr8_IQ
This won’t be the first time I will be investing in Nigeria, I have got some opportunities in Lagos, but from what I have seen regarding Adriano Properties is situated near the airport, so I won’t be investing to living there all by my self because most of my business are based in London. I will be investing to build and rent out the properties and Adriano properties will manage it for me. What I liked the most was the journey, it is not something that happened just overnight but it is something that have taken years in years since around 2006.
- Queen Igwe from Midas Property Grouphttps://youtu.be/7WrQ-FuRsso
Dr. Adrian is a man of integrity, he is honest and reliable, we have been to Abuja and have seen the project. So, what he is saying is exactly how it is; he is not exaggerating, he is not telling you what is not there. A man like that we are able to work with him because we know we are not going to get into trouble or get fined by anyone.